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to route 29 in centreville and here at 50 over to 123. north of the beltway in virginia, no issues on the inner loop from braddock to 66 right now. everything is moving well. moving to the beltway in maryland, we have a disabled vehicle to watch for. it is on the outer loop ramp from route 50. it is blocking the ramp there and here no problems. we are starting to see a delay from university over to georgia. moving our graphics. route 4, route 5, 301, a little volume starting to build out here but no incidents to report and finally if you are heading in to the district, no problems. suitland parkway and south capital street. everything is clear in to the district. >> at the top of the hour, a story that is new at 6:00 here on 9 news now. mystery over the taped beating of a university of maryland student. you have seen the video of the student attacked by police last month. the the university is calling for an inquiry in to a another recording that has a 90 minute gap. it was subpoenaed by the victim's attorney. four police officers are on suspension pending an investigation. >>> tod
to the 29 men who lost their lives in the west virginia mine explosion, speaking at the memorial service the president says the nation would honor the miners by improving safety for the mine industry. fox's nicole collins has the story. . >> reporter: weeks after 29 cole miners died president obama traveled to west virginia for a somber tribute. in a eulogy honoring those lost he offers words of solace. >> if any comfort can be found it can perhaps be found by seeking of face of god who quiets our troubled minds, a god who mendz our broken hearts. a god who eases our mourning soles. >> reporter: family placed helmets over crosses, unable to holdback tears. they lost their lives on april 5th when an explosion ripped through the upper big branch mine run by massey energy. the president is planning to do whatever possible to prevent another mining accident. he has ordered a review of all cole mines with poor safety records and urging federal officials to strengthen laws. >> our task here on earth is to save lives from being lost in another such tragedy, to do what we must do individually an
. >> thank you very much. >>> still ahead, confederate history month fallout. first, the governor of virginia comes under fire, and then you think the story is over, but now another state leader is being slammed for comments he made on slavery and the civil war. text your comments to "ac 360" or 22360. presidential historian douglas brinkley will join us ahead. >>> also is liz taylor actually engaged again? here's what she is saying about getting married for a ninth time. we have oil on our shores. natural gas can be a part of the solution. i think we need to work on wind resources. they ought to be carefully mapping every conceivable alternative. there is an endless opportunity right here. if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, you may also have very high triglycerides -- too much fat in the blood. it's a serious medical condition. lovaza, along with diet, effectively lowers very high triglycerides in adults but has not been shown to prevent heart attacks or strokes. lovaza starts with omega-3 fish oil that's then purified and concentrated. it's the only omega-3 medic
if he'll ever go back down in the mines again. that's the mind-set in west virginia. this is what we do, we mine coal. >> of course his mother grieving the loss of her other son and two grandsons. he was grieving the loss of one of his sons. >> absolutely. it was unimaginable. i spent a lot of time with that family and saw a lot of strength, a lot of faith and a horrendous amount of pain, too. >> sherry mcgraw, you do a wonderful job and you guys at the red cross do a wonderful job. thank you. you were up with the family. they couldn't do it without you. everybody is worried about families. thank you so much. one of the other things we've been talking about is mine safety. there are a lot of questions being raised about safety at this mine. there have been a number of violations. let's bring in kevin strickland, you're with the mine safety administration. i've seen you quoted on the wires. was this a safe mine? >> i think we'll hold off comment until we do the investigation. i realize they had a lot of violations. my guys are trained if they see a violation that the company hasn't corre
tomorrow. same time, same channel. an update on the tragic mine explosion in west virginia, the deadliest u.s. mining disaster in 26 years, 25 miners dead, four still missing, screen left, you see the microphones set up for the morning briefing, we expect that within the hour, good morning, everybody, that's where we start, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom" and welcome back to martha. martha: good morning to you, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum and this massive explosion ripping through what is known as the upper big branch mine and it happened during a shift change yesterday. we're just learning that this mine had six violations , dealing with ventilation issues alone, just this year. that is since january. last year, the mine faced 48 what are called unwarrantable failure orders which are considered quite serious. among the dead in yesterday's blast, and we're learning all of these individual stories now as it comes to light, in one situation, three members of the same family, an uncle and two of his nephews who were all working together were found in close pr
the confederacy heats up, mississippi governor haley barbour weighing in saying why should virginia's governor have mentioned slavery in his proclamation? we will talk with historian douglas brink about the real history of the war and why now, many try to rewrite it. >>> keeping them honest, the ten continue family who sent their newly adopted russian child back, putting him on a plane alone and not even telling russian officials he was coming. this 17-year-old justin hanson that we are talking about, there he is, we blurred his image because of his age and the situation he was involved n he was adopted only about six months ago but last week, he showed up, as you probably know, up announced at russia's child protection ministry with a note from his adopted family saying he was violent and the mom was misled by adoption officials in russia. russian officials are furious, threatening to suspend all adoption buys americans. today, tennessee law enforcement officials held a news conference but the truth is as you are going to see, they are having trouble investigating the case because just answer
commercial interruption. first, continuing coverage of breaking news from west virginia. disaster in a coal mine and the ongoing rescue effort to save lives. plus, in-depth tonight. inside what's being called america's bullying epidemic. >> she was getting bullied. >> i think it's very sad; very sad. >> >> shepard: it happens in schools all across the nation. >> i did bullying him. >> kids picking on classmates, teasing them, pushing them to their breaking points. >> they would knock books out of his hands in school. >> now i wish i could take it back. >> they attacked his self-esteem. they attacked his physical appearance. >> tonight, the frightening truth about children bullied to death and jonathan hunt hosts a special live chat from florida. plus, it hit with devastating force. >> you couldn't even walk outside. everything was moving. >> shepard: everywhere you look, evidence of its power. tonight, inside the aftermath of the easter sunday earthquake. first, continuing coverage of news breaking now. at least six people are confirmed dead after an explosion at a coal mine in west virgini
. first, a different health care bill was signed last month. not at the white house, but in virginia. virginia governor mcdonnell signed into law that bars the federal government forcing virginians to buy health insurance. he on the record about his state's battle against the federal government. you also have been the attorney general so you knee job pretty well. did you consult with the attorney general when he made his decision to file suit? >> i did. he advised me he had been doing the legal research over the last couple of months about this claim. and we both believed that individual mandate passed by the united states congress is not authorized under the commerce clause of the united states constitution. and so we think it is not a proper act on the people of virginia. we passed a bill during the course of this last general assembly session that went into effect to weeks -- two weeks ago tonight says it is not permissible to force the citizens of virginia to purchase health insurance under penalty of law. we've got standing under that new end actment that i signed today. that's
. that virginia tech ball club, if they won that game, they would have gone to the series. >> jason: florida state second place in the atlanta division behind klemm klemm sen. trailing klemm sen by two games. miami trailing georgia tech by one game in the coastal division. miami will have to win tonight to keep pace with the yellow jackets drilling the blue devils. miami doesn't face georgia tech until the month of may. the 14th through the 16th in atlanta. jason morris will face his former college baseball team. morris came to coral gables via georgia tech and hasn't. so that's the series to look forward to. the pitch is inside just as miami trails georgia tech their first place in the coastal division, the virginia cavaliers trail miami by just one game for t the it. stri by can you remember? >> i don't think it mattered. i was so small at the plate, i didn't have a strike zone. >> jason: any freshman hazing as we see miami for the first time tonight go down in a still evasive attempt and a very late jump by david villasuso. >> i'm not sure if that was a the hit-and-run. you saw villasuso looki
in the mountains, western maryland, west virginia into the upper 40s. and in southern virginia, in the upper 50s. and over the last 12 hours, we've seen the circulation in the atmosphere that triggered yesterday's storms, pulling off to our north and east. a little drizzle around this morning. and as the day progresses, we'll have the winds picking up. highs reaching the low 60s. and quite a bit of cloudiness, just the slight chance of a sprinkle early this morning and later on in the afternoon. more sun tomorrow, highs mid 60s. and near 80 by friday. how's the traffic, engineer? >>> the drive along i-95 uncomplicated. but as tom had mentioned, some patches of light rain, mist, coming down. so the roads may be a little slick. but out of dumfries and dale city, accident-free. interstate 270, wet pavement this morning. authorities were checking for an accident in the local lanes, 270 southbound between 78 and montrose road. and watch out, it will be slick this morning. >>> well you'll have a chance this evening to pay your respects to the late civil rights pioneer, dorothy height. she's died last
in virginia, those ramps should be reopening at 66 here as we take a live look near the little river, 236 exit and at the mixing bowl. the ramps should be opening about now. on 395 northbound. drivers are moving at speed from the beltway to the 14 t street bridge. and inbound new york avenue, you are clear all the way to the third street tunnel. back to you. >>> just as things appeared heading to back to normal in the skies over europe, another eruption from the volcano in iceland threatens to wreak havoc again. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live from dulles airport with more. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. there's some good news here. europe has started to allow some limited air traffic. in fact today flights took off from amsterdam and moscow, but, and here's the bad news, there is more volcanic ash from an even stronger eruption. scientists say the volcano is strengthening and say a new ash cloud is heading straight to europe which is threatening to keep the runways grounded a sixth straight day. originally it appeared the giant plume was beginning to clea
. in virginia, nothing on the camera is spotted. out of springfield to get to tysons, headlights to or the pentagon are good. back to you. >> thank you. >>> wall street reform will get a second look today on capitol hill after the gop dealt democrats a major setback. republicans blocked efforts to begin debate on overhauling the financial regulation system. democrats need 60 votes. they ended up three short. majority leader harry reid is expected to try to call a second vote later today. our top story, all eyes on goldman sachs. deguzman giant is facing accusations that it bet against the american people and turned a profit on the country's economic collapse. -- the investment giant. it's going to capitol hill today and expected to deny investor fraud. >> when the hearing gets underway later today we will expect to hear from the goldman sachs ceo lloyd blankfein. he will start by thanking taxpayers for the bank bailout, noting that goldman has paid back with interest. he could face tough questions from lawmakers. goldman sachs executives could face a grilling on the hill today. >
the confederacy in virginia, how could the governor leave out all mention of slavery, because he said slavery was not a significant issue. the hasty apology came late this afternoon. has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. so, at national, i go right past the counter... and you get to choose any car in the aisle. choose any car? you cannot be serious! okay. seriously, you choose. go national. go like a pro. >>> mitt romney a socialist? ronald reagan a leftist dreamer? rupert murdoch jumps the shark. >>> and the west virginia warnings, the miners were worried that methane levels were far too high before the explosion. and three months ago, inspectors found the fresh air relief systems were operating backwards, blowing out breathable air from the mine. >>> federal officials saying late this afternoon it is still too dangerous to se
. down in washington leading off tonight, gone with the wind, talking about that proclamation of virginia governor bob mcdonnell of the human rights month. he didn't mention the civil war and now mentions slavery. but only after sending out a dog whis toll the jefferson davis fans out there. why would a governor want to celebrate a war that fought to deny voting rights and rights all together, had 6 million 600,000 americans shooting at each other at point-blank range across open fields. >> and tea partiers have called president obama a socialist, terrorist, and now saying tea parties are like the kkk and says, quote, they've taken over the republican party. he'll be with us tonight. could we be seeing a replay of last summer's hostile town meetings? >> excuse me. excuse me. >> this was a scene from debbie wasserman-schultz's recent town hall and a democrat that got the same treatment. . >> when it rains, it pours, how much money did republican party spend in a vermont winery for, get this, office supplies? that's our sideshow. >>> and a political association long called the party of linc
george corley wallace. what the world needs now more of this talk, virginia's new republican governor bob mcdonnell has declared april to be confederate history month. to read his proclamation you would think the war was a joyous war of independence. great stuff all around. got overwhelmed by too much firepower up north. not a word about slavery being the issue or the election of abraham lincoln causing succession. former governor doug water of virginia says the confederate history month stuff is mind-boggling. we're going to talk about what just happened. >>> and will the real john mccain please stand up? he now says he's never considered himself a maverick. could someone please remind him he boasted about his maverick credentials throughout the entire 2008 campaign? we'll remind him tonight, go to the videotape. we're rounding up the mavericks tonight. >>> also, why is president obama having so much trouble winning over white-working-class americans? and how can he win a mandate in 2012 he can't do the job? we'll get to that one. >>> let me finish tonight with thoughts on p
in west virginia to eulogize the miners that perished. hello, i'm patti ann brown. >> i'm eric sean. >> vice president and state officials will be joining him to remember and honor those that died. the president is meeting privately with the mine's victim's family. president is expected to pay tribute by saying the miners died in pursuit of the american dream. we'll bring you the service as it begins in half an hour from now. >>> rescuers in western mississippi are scouring neighborhoods of splintered homes and uprooted trees looking for tornado survivors. yesterday a devastating twister sliced through the state killing ten people including two children and a three-month-old baby. 100 homes in yazoo county are severely damaged. mississippi governor haley barbour described it as utter obliteration and the tornado as enormous. yazoo city was hit the hardest where chris is right now. >> reporter: i want to explain to our viewers, here we are 24 hours after the twister touched down and they are still combing the area looking for victims. that is because there are parts of this state tha
mine-south in raleigh county, west virginia, extending condolences to their families and recognizing the valiant efforts of the emergency response workers at the mine disaster. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. miller, and the gentlewoman from washington, mrs. mcmorris rodgers, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. miller: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material in house resolution 1236 into the record. without objection, i recognize the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, for seven minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from west virginia is recognized for seven minutes. mr. rahall: thank you, mr. speaker, and thank you, mr. chairman, george miller. last week on monday, april 5, an explosion tore through the upper big branch mine in raleigh county, west virginia, taking the lives of 29 good hardworking men. it was the repeat of a recurring nightm
>>> coming up next on eyewitness news saturday morning, news out of west virginia. the search is over, the rescue operation for four missing miners has come to an end. what rescue workers discovered overnight. >>> end the call, talking on your cell phone while driving will soon cost you. when the ban will go in effect. >>> home opener let down, fans back orioles park, but leave disappointed as the birds let another one slip away. >>> a chilly start to your saturday. meteorologist tim williams is here with an updated look at the first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning,. welcome to eyewitness news saturday, i'm gigi barnett. >>> i'm tim williams. it's a cool start. good morning to. >>> you chilly, cool,. >> all the cs as opposed to the hs, hazy, hot and humid. temperatures on target for where we should be this time of year. we have a few clouds out there. you see a lot of blue. a lot of sunshine. good day to be outside without being too hot. not the really warm temperatures we had earlier in the week. no 90s. we are closer to
in the panhandle of west virginia up into pennsylvania, some scattered showers across west virginia and into the ohio valley. that area of low pressure is going to be coming down our way later on today, and before that we may see a little sun this morning. but overall, a cloudy day, some showers by midday and then perhaps some afternoon thunderstorms, some of which may be severe. could produce some hail and damaging winds. that would be from about 3:00 orr 4:00 in the afternoon all the way through perhaps early evening this evening. highs reaching near 70 before then. things should settle down by late this evening and by dawn tomorrow maybe lingering light showers. after that we ought to get sunshine back by tomorrow afternoon with highs in the mid 60s. then the weather does settle down considerably midweek. we veal the shine back on wednesday. should be partly cloudy. morning lows near 40. afternoon highs into the mid 60s. then lots of sunshine for thursday with highs near 70. let's check traffic on this monday morning. jerry, how is it look sng. >> good morning to you. good mornin
phone calls in the night. virginia celebrates the confederacy. and also where we start tonight with governor's bob mcdonnell's decision. and virginia ron yagan a former radio talk show host working on a book about his dad. and pat buchanan and msnbc analyst. start with what happened in minnesota today. it's an amazing event. we'll get to the confederate stuff later. what's going on? show you right now is governor palin today with balkman. very fascinating political figures. very good on the stump. much more exciting than mitch mcconnell or john boehner. here is the new starpower of the republican party. let's watch today. >> on the outside i am here to testify she is 20 times more beautiful on the inside. please help me welcome governor sarah palin. >> you know, pat, i think i had a small role here in hosting this program one day when michelle bachmann came on and said we ought to have a media investigation. you were here. and the senate out of that -- a caterpillar became a butterfly and saw her today. she's dazzle on the stump. her speech today was so well given. i think that
of virginia beach as early as next year but now will they be forced to reconsider? bruce leshan is live with some answers. >> governor mcdonnell says no. he says you don't ground a plane -- every plane after one crashes and said we can't stop drilling for oil because of an accident. they will continue with the plan announced last month for exploratory drilling 50 miles off of the virginia coast where estimates suggest there may be enough oil to fuel the nation for a week and enough natural gas to heat the country for a month. the spill off louisiana is terrifying for those that depend on the sea for their livelihood. >> i wish i could be more optimistic but i don't see how it will be anything short of a catastrophe. >> it forced the obama administration to halt new drilling until it figures out what went terribly wrong and whether precaution and technologies will be required. >> we will make sure any leases going forward have those safeguards. >> i have never supported drilling a of virginia. >> jim moran, chair of the appropriatuations subcommittee on interior and the environment has f
'agata, cbs news, london. >>> federal investigators in west virginia to find out how 29 workers were killed in a coal mine. the investigators will be looking at the mine's safety record because the mine had more than 400 safety violations last year. industry experts admit that federal regulators to not have the power to shut down mines quickly. >> if you are not using that information about history of violation, if you are not using that to ensure that miners are not put at risk, it is too much. >> funerals of some of the men will begin over weekend. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is asking residents to join west virginia in a moment of silence at 3:30 this afternoon. >>> a teenager involved in a mass shooting is due in court today. he has been charged with killing jordan howe on march 22nd. eight days later, four people were killed in a drive-by shooting. his brother, another man and a juvenile have been charged in that shooting. orlando carter and sims have a hearing that is scheduled for thursday. >>> still to come on 9 news now, hundreds are homeless after a fire ripped through an apar
tribute for the miners killed in the deadly explosion in west virginia. the message president obama delivered to the family members and friends of those who lost their lives. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> we are on stormwatch tonight. heavy thunderstorms rolled rupiah a live picture from rockville. you can still see heavy rain -- heavy thunderstorms rolled through. a live picture from rockville. >> we are in the belfort furniture weather center, and all of the watches or warnings have expired. montgomery county, looking at some heavier showers out to the west korea across fairfax and loudoun counties. -- out to the west. across fairfax and loudoun counties. behind this, we are looking for things to settle down. that is the good news. we are not totally out yet. there could be yet another round of thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. for the overnight, showers. blows in the 50's. patchy fog in the early-morning hours -- those in the 50's. -- the lows in the 50's. >>> some dangerous driving conditions tonight, and some people were sent running for
charges. >>> police in manassas, virginia, are trying to identify a body found in a pond last night. the man was found in the water between georgiaen county around 10:30, as well. he was found two hours after police first got the call. manassas city police tell 9 news it is possible the body is a man who's been missing in the area since wednesday. >>> police in montgomery county think two people may be involved in the murder of brian betts. the shea middle school principal was found dead inside of his silver spring home. a witness reports seeing a car leave the alley behind brian betts ' home. someone else may have taken his suv. it was found a day later. so far it hasn't given investigators anything to go on. police are desperate for a witness that may come forward and give them a big clue. >> if anyone saw anything suspicious that night and haven't spoken to detectives we need to hear from him. we want input on this case. >> reporter: a private service was held for brian betts in manassas, virginia yesterday. there will be a public memorial may 1st in north bethesda. >>> 11 suspec
virginia community koeps with tragedy. good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. drilling began late tuesday and continues at this hour to save those four trapped men. prettiers are working to clear enough poisonous gas from the upper big branch mine in west virginia to help rescue workers begin entering and searching. investigators believe an accumulation of the gas may have contributed to the blast. it killed at least 25 miners, making it the worst u.s. mining accident in more than two decades. crews have been drilling holes into the mine in an effort to vent methane. we begin our coverage with steve handelsman. he is live near the scene of this deadly explosion in naoma, west virginia. what's the latest? >> reporter: good evening. here at the upper big branch mine complex, short time ago, officials were bringing us up to date. not a lot of ee norm us headline material but they did confirm when they first punched threw the mine, atmosphere in there was as they feared and expected, contaminated badly with methane. if the four guys alive, they would only be alive if they m
county in the low 40s. it's below freezing in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia, near 30 degrees there. near 40 now on the eastern shore. mid-40s through southern virginia. and over the last 12 hours we've had the afternoon clouds break up and overnight we cleared out and starting off clear and chilly this morning. later on today, blustery northwest winds. it's going to be cool with lots of sunshine, though, highs reaching the low to mid-60s. and then another chilly night tonight. back down to near 40 degrees by dawn tomorrow. but with bright april sun and a diminishing wind on thursday we should make it to near 70. then feeling like summertime on friday and saturday, both days highs climbing into the low 80s, morning lows near 50 on friday, near 60 on saturday. we'll take a look at sunday and next week coming up this half hour. how's traffic? >> as we get under way, pretty quiet. had a bunch of road work, now looks like we're doing well on the beltway near arlington boulevard and in the overnight hours authorities were detouring traffic off the inner loop to i-66 beca
virginia local act striss gathered in fredericksburg and woodbridge. about 150 tea party activists came to hear mostly republican elected leaders rail against washington. the headliner here is former virginia governor and senator george allen. >> when we see up in washington, these days, are people that are disconnected. they are out of touch. they are about as clueless as hogs looking at a timex watch. >> reporter: it provides sleeg answer for the party activists' anger. november is coming. way my country back. their battle flag, revolutionary era don't tread on me. most say government spending and health care reform drew them to the tea party movement. >> it is time for the silent majority to stand up and say hey, folks, we are here, too. we deserve to be heard also. >> they are not representing me or this country. . when they choose for our laws t be passed, taxes go to abortion, which is murder of children, and they are not listening. they are not listening to anything. they are spending beyond belief. >> reporter: this woman says her biggest concern is the president himself. >> i t
will be said tomorrow for miners and their families in west virginia. searchers found the bodies of four missing miners overnight. a total of 29 people were killed at the upper big branch mine, making it the worst u.s. mining disaster in 40 years. the bishop of the diocese of wheeling and charleston will devote tomorrow's homily to the sanctity of life as it relates to the mining industry. president obama has sent condolences to the family and promises a thorough investigation. federal investigators will be in the area on monday. >>> standardized test scores a little too high at some schools in georgia. >> it's sort of like having a blizzard in ft. lauderdale in the middle of july. you know, in theory it could happen. it's just so incredibly unlikely you that really need a substantial explanation. >> there are allegations of cheating, not by students but by school officials. >>> and are they honoring their southern heritage or just replaying one of the ugliest times in american history? civil war re-enactors joining us to talk about the uproar over confederate history month. >>> plus, no
, an explosion in west virginia. thanks, brian. >>> there are new questions today over mine safety and coal profits. following this accident, labor secretary hilda solis is promising to take action with a special team of investigators to look into what caused the explosion. in a statement she writes, miners should never have to sacrifice their lives for their livelihood. let's bring in journalist and cultural historian jeff biggers joining us on skype today, the author of "reckoning at eagle creek, the secret legacy of coal in the heartland." good to have you on with us. you know this industry as well as anyone. it is a way of life. it's how they make a living. there's not a whole lot of economic development in this part of west virginia except coal mining. have the people of this area just come to accept the risk? >> they've come to accept the risk but i think like any americans they want to be able to go to work every day knowing that there are rules on the books that are going to be followed and enforced, that there's no reason to have unnecessary risks, especially if they're going to lo
virginia mine. rescue crews got inside, but now the quality of air has become too dangerous and crews are being pulled out. what happens next. >>> tiger woods, it's just a few hours away from teeing off the masters, but before his first drive, a haunting new ad is creating a lot of buzz. it featuring the voice of his voice. >> you'll find out what thinking was, i want to find out what your feelings are, and did you learn anything? >> advertising guru donny deutsch will join me to talk about this ad. what does donny, think and what are people on the blog saying about it? this is a hot topic today. >>> we saturday off with a diplomat from the middle east as he caused a bomb scare aboard a united airlines flight last nichlt federal marshals confronted the man, a diplomat from qatar, after he emerged from the bathroom smelling of smoke. smoked a cigarette and tried to cover it up, and then reportedly made a flippant comment to light his shoes. that was enough for the marshals to apprehend him. two fighter jets were scrambled in this. pete williams is the justice correspondent. what more d
enough evidence to issue a warrant for his arrest. >>> virginia's bob mcdon sell now among the governors across the country that have gotten threatening letters from an anti-government group. mcdonnell's office received a letter wednesday and turned it over to the fbi and state police. the governor and his family are safe. the letters prompted an increase in security for governors across the country. the fbi says the letters demand the governors leave office within three days or risk being removed. the group guardians of free republic is believed to have sent the letters. >> shift gears to something way more pleasant. that's the weather. oh, my goodness. what else do you say? >> our weather, jim and doreen, omrealg at the end of a long week. little exhausting week here. get your brightest of the bright easter colors out. they will shine this upcoming weekend. temperatures today in the 70s. low 70s. few locations that hit 80. raleigh, north carolina. close to 90 degrees. if have you travel plans, terrific weather for hitting the roads. no problems weatherwise. once you get there. oh, my g
, virginia, and it happened sometime after midnight last night. megan lagrath has the story on how it all started. >> well, good morning. this all began with a call to 911, smnl reporting that a family member was in psychiatric distress. police responded and inside the apartment, they found a very agitated man, they say. they say that officers had no choice but to use a taser. that man later died. police say paramedics were on the scene when the man went into cardiac arrest. but despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the hospital. investigators are now waiting for the relates of an autopsy to see if the use of a taser played a role in the man's death. it all began just after 12:30 this morning with a 911 call. a resident at the wildwood park apartments on columbia pike said a visiting family member was having a psychiatric emergency. according to a police spokesman, when officers arrived, they encountered a naked, agitated man. >> they found an unclothed and uncooperative male. the officers were forced to deploy a taser to bring him under control. shortly thereafter, they notice
is okay. 95 virginia has a tractor- trailer that jackknifed and lost its rear axle. other than that. this is 95 northbound in virginia, north of the rappahannock river bridge. only one lane gets by to the left. 55 minutes just to get out of fredericksburg. the alternate is not much better. >> brand new video, a fire broke out at a building on georgetown university campus. it happened along the 3700 block of o street in northwest. the details are scarce. >> our top story this morning, two prince george's county police officers are being punished for their role in the video. you saw it first on abc 7. both are serving suspension while the department conducts an internal investigation into brutality claims. this morning we are learning new details about who is officers are. brianne carter is in college park with details. >> good morning. according to the police department, they have identified all the officers involved in the video. so far, two police officers have been suspended. more suspensions may be forthcoming. police said all of the officers involved in the beating at the univer
side, maryland. 39 in springfield and dale city. 37 in manassas. 39 martinsburg, west virginia. when a nice day it will be today. plenty of sunshine today. that's how the irish republican army would say it. 76 degree. >> we have a wrinkle the rush hour. folks coming out of fredericksburg, 95 northbound before you get to -- sorry, north of route 3 before route 17, accident to the left. trackter tiler involved. route 3 to route 1 to 17, back over to i-95. relatively easy. overnight road work, the interchange at quantico should be wrapped up. let's head over to see how we are doing elsewhere. road work on the inner loop. braddock road, few moments ago, flashing lights. they are still out there. >> jerry, thank you. >>> it is now 18 minutes before the top of the hour. why there's suddenly more rest for the weary along virginia's highways. >> search for two missing cousins. why their cell phones could be a crucial clue about what happened to them. >>> a father ar renchlgts cue efforts continue in china following strong earthquakes that struck a mountainous reege original near tibet yester
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news from maryland. a tour bus accident on the inter loop near virginia has shut down the american legion bridge. we are taking a look at the wreck in the southbound liens. at least 10 people have complained of injuries and right now both sides of the beltway are backed up. >>> metro has safety issues at capitol hill. government reform is holding a hearing to examine some the challenges facing the agency which runs metro. our 9 news new christian fischer has more. >> reporter: the committee is addressing three key issues facing metro, safety, budget and the search for new leadership. those are the same issues discussed with maryland, virginia and the district that is governor martin o'malley and adrian pennify. they currently oversee metro. it calls for an increase in oversight of metro. >> we have an obligation and we would like to have more direct oversight and not last. and that was the bottom line coming out of today's discussions. >> now, today's hearing comes on the heels of deadly accidents in the system over the past year. on the top is safety. another item on the table is
stay tuned for all that enough and the latest from west virginia as we roll on. martha: we'll see you tomorrow. jane: good morning, i'm jane skinner, jon: i'm jon scott, "happening now" in the top box, minutes away from the news conference with the governor of west virginia on the country's deadliest mine disaster in 25 years. we expect we'll hear more about the fate of those four miners still missing. jane: in the middle we're waiting to see in court attorneys for three teenagers charged with bullying the 15-year-old girl, phoebie prince, so merslessly, according to prosecutors, she committed suicide. these kids are among nine classmates charged in her death. jon: in the bottom locks, eon gonzalez captivated the nation in 199 before he was sent back to cuba. guess what, he's 16 years old now. we'll show you what he looks like. jane: here's what's happening now in the newsroom, live pictures, we're working hard to bring you the latest on all that's developing. jon: we begin in west virginia, where a stunned community prays and hose, at least 25 miners dead after an underground exp
on a softball field in northern virginia this weekend spoke out for the first time tonight. they remembered his passion for life, his dedication to helping others and his love for the game of softball. craig melvin has our story. >> reporter: this man saw his father-in-law go down. >> his face turned blue and chest turned blue. i knew something was really wrong. >> reporter: 55-year-old george krit crisp died on the softball field. he and his son-in-law talked about dying that way. >> one would be in your sleep. not feel or know anything or, you know, doing something that you love and having it be quick and painless. >> reporter: it probably was. the line drive hit crisp in his throat just below his jaw, rupturing his artery and in seconds blood flooded his brain. >> he is the funniest guy you ever met. it came naturally. he didn't try too hard. >> reporter: gary bartlow remembers when he had to ask permission to marry one of george crisp's daughters. >> he said, of course you can. but he also wanted to make sure i took care of her, just like he did. i promised him i would. >> reporter: besides
in the search for four missing west virginia miners. toxic air has forced rescuers out of the mine. we'll take you to the scene. >>> plus, questions we've been asking about toyota executives all along. what did they know about the safety problems? when did they know it? when were they warned? today we have a troubling new answer. >>> also, virginia's governor still says there should be a confederate history month. he's apologizing for leaving out any reference to slavery in his original proclamation. that is not soothing his critics. people on both sides are up in arms over thisser shoe. they're blogging about it like mad. we're going to step back. we're going to take a deep breath and have an honest discussion about the confederacy and what role it plays in american history. should there be a confederate history month? if you haven't chimed in, go to facebook and do it now on my facebook page. >>> as i said, let's go right back to vest wirnlg wirnlg and follow up on what is going on. brooke baldwin is in naoma, west virginia. they have had a serious setback in their attempts to reach those fo
this morning. we have a few clouds out of west virginia, virginia. lighter sprinkles passed north overnight, and temperatures on the cooler side in spots. gaithersburg, baltimore 43. it is 43 culpeper. 48 fredericksburg. 53 southern maryland and hello our friends on the eastern shore you are at 45. looking at the day at a glance, a chilly start and warm finish. we will be in the lo 60s pretty quickly. 70s for lunchtime and even warmer over the weekend. it is 5:00. good morning. happy friday, angie. >>> doesn't that sound nice? happy friday. we are already geared up for the weekend. don't worry. we're going to get there. 66 no problems to report from manassas to inside the beltway. taking it to the beltway in virginia, check it out, the construction has cleared near 985 and 236 and also around 66. hello, maryland, lanes with wide open from 121 to the split on 270. back to realtime graphics and show you pennsylvania avenue, branch avenue and crane highway. all of the roads are accident free and call it a wrap with a look at inbound new york avenue. we are moving at speed between the washingto
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bureau alexandria lee says front royal, virginia, was hit with hail and lightning. it also caused downed trees and power lines. and this morning fema crews are in mississippi, the state was hit hard by these storms. 10 of the 12 fatalities happened in yazoo city according to the national weather service, that area was struck by a tornado that was a mile and a half wide with winds of at least 160 miles an hour. new video out this morning shows just how massive that tornado was. the high winds brought down trees and toppled buildings and homes. nearly 700 homes were damaged or destroyed, most in yazoo city. >> a lot of noise and debris. you could hear stuff coming off the roof. you could hear the front glass window breaking. it seemed like it lasted a long time. and then it was over. >> the inspection today by fema officials is the first step toward a possible presidential disaster declaration. >>> people in northern south carolina are also cleaning up a a possible tornado touched down there. people were injured and homes and buildings were damages in darling ton. the national weather serv
virginia, our clergy is our grief counselors. we have, you know, these are tough people and they do it all. i don't know how to explain it. it's so different. the people, they're solid and they're coming together and they understand the depths of this. and family members, i told the family members, i said i know there's no use to tell you this, if you can go home and get some rest, i know they won't but if you need to change your clothes or whatever, you have a lot of information now until we get the first hole through to know what conditions we're dealing with and knowing that the rescue teams can go in or how quickly. so you're looking at maybe 12 plus hours for that. >> are any of the miners who got out still in the hospital? >> two. one in beckly and one in charleston. >> no one has briefed him yet. not that i know of. the only debriefing that's going on and the way that the four miners were identified is local rescuers who knew them. and people said, how come you haven't identified the other 14? there was a total of 18 unidentified. you identified four, why not the other 14? we had
, but it is much harder to actually prepare them for it. in today's hero central report, we take you to virginia. derek reports that everyone is welcome. >> if they didn't come here, what would happen to them? >> they would probably be with a baby-sitter. >> reporter: it is elizabeth's job to make sure that doesn't happen to her on the children on her watch. they come up at 18 months and they leave ready for kindergarten, no matter what it takes. >> so, 2/3 of our children here are from low working income families. that clean houses our work in fast food restaurants. mostern less then $25,000 a year. >> i try to go to every school in the area. >> reporter: susanna came to the school with a boy who could barely speak one language. >> has your son gotten getter? >> yes. be can speak two languages, english and spanish >> like all stories, this comes with a price. >> we have to raise $300,000 a year to manage the program. so, money from places is just a huge gift to us. >> reporter: and apparently it is money well spent. 2/3 of the children are from low income families the rest have parents paying f
maryland and western areas of virginia. storms in the forecast. thunderstorms for sunday. let me take through the next 48 hours. this is your futurecast. weather front south. there's clouds across the area. moving out of here more and more. clouds that we have today. high pressure continuing to think south. only briefly. for another day through tomorrow. part of that system comes east. i think we will have showers showing up on saturday. light showers. shouldn't be anything too heavy. but certainly by about lunch time saturday. here's your forecast. pleasant temperatures drop from the mid 60s to about 57 degrees next couple of hours. sunset today at 7:25. here we go with the morning forecast. we are clear, we are cool. chilly. 42 to 49 degrees. sun rising tomorrow at 6:21. for tomorrow mostly sunny and average for april, absolutely delightful for tomorrow. now wish i could cover this up but i can't. four-day forecast, taking you through the weekend. where it is going to be scattered mainly light showers for saturday. things could pick up a bit on sunday with more wet weather coming ou
area. find out how much it's costing virginia to get them here. >>> the sign says we buy cars. but do they? i'm beth parker. i'll tell you why some people are upset with this company. >>> this quick thinking 8-year-old is credited with saving his grandmother's life. what he did when she had a medical emergency behind the wheel. l.avrnndeais >>> d.c. wanted it and so did maryland but virginia got it. grummond is moving to the commonwealth. the news force on virginia. >> reporter: north republic grummond has a presence in virginia and thousands of workers in the shipyard at newport news. virginia officials put incentives on the table but so did government leaders in maryland and d.c. the ceo of the 34 billion dollars a year company explained why virginia won out. >> the proximity and the available real estate played a big role in it but the economics also played a big role. the economics were both the incentives put forward by the state and by the counties, as well as the economics of the available real estate. >> reporter: virginia governor bob mcdonald estimated in
had to do with electrical cable on piece of equipment. meanwhile, rescue crews in west virginia are working against the clock to try to find survivors from the disaster. let's get an update from correspondent jonathan hunt in montcoal, west virginia. >> reporter: the effort to find the four missing miners remains a main-stakingly slow process. not least because those in charge want to be absolutely certain they do not risk the lives of any of the rescue team members by sending them in to a mine still dangerously full of explosive gases. >> you just have to clear the area out, make sure there is not another explosion. >> reporter: officials say they are keeping the waiting families constantly briefed and have their support for the way they are proceeding with the rescue operation. >> that's why the families understood and were agreeable let's make sure that before you put rescuers in there, that you have them in the safest condition. >> reporter: the poisonous gases are already being released through one of the drill holes and the hope is that there will soon be three holes and t
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